Scott scorches to im­pres­sive win in high-class field

Ath­let­ics - Great Grimsby 10k

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport - By Bar­ryWarne ATH­LET­ICS COR­RE­SPON­DENT

Aaron Scott out­ran a high­class field to com­fort­ably win the inaugural Great Grimsby 10k on Sun­day. The Stam­ford-based speed­ster lined up with over 1,000 hope­fuls and pro­duced a fine dis­play of front run­ningcross­ing the line in a sea­son’s best 30:53 which gave him a 39sec­ond ad­van­tage over sec­ond placed Spa­niard, Iraitz Ar­rospide.

Scott was wary of the fini shing speed of An­thony White­man, a for­mer Eng­land Olympic 1500m run­ner, who hasa1:49:56800mto­his­name this sea­son at the age of 44.

Want­ing to get a safe dis­tance ahead of the Shaftes­bury Bar­net Har­rier, who even­tu­ally fin­ished over a minute be­hind him in fourth po­si­tion, Scott had es­tab­lished a lead as early as the 1km mark

De­lighted with his day’s work Scott said: “I thought it was a very fast course. With a few more quick guys we could have seen re­ally fast times.

“I was­pleased with myrun in my last race be­fore I start 13 weeks of train­ing for the Frank­furt Marathon.”

Nene Val­ley’s Nicky Mor­gan­wasal­soin­ac­tion­run­ning a solid 41:52, which en­abled the 46 year-old to fin­ish as 11th lady. Philippa Tay­lor and Grace Mullins of Nene Val­ley fin­ished sec­ond and third in the Heck­ing­ton Show 10 mile Road race on Satur­day.

The race rep­re­sented a big step up in dis­tance for Mullins, who had never raced fur­ther than 10km on the road prior to this out­ing.

The 21 year-old was de­lighted with her time of 63:45.

Team-mateTay­lor crossed the line in 63:08.

Steve Robin­son of Peter­bor­ough AC also had to be con­tent with the run­ners-up spot with a 53:55 clock­ing, 26 sec­ondss­low­erthanracewin­ner Ben Livesey of Notts AC.

Stam­ford Strid­ers Si­mon Fell and Mark Pop­ple ran well for 13th and 14th places while Nene Val­ley vet­eran Si­mon Bell fin­ished 24th, one place ahead of Martin Stevens of Wer­ring­ton. Peter­bor­ough Athletic Club’s Daniel Mees con­tin­ued with his su­perb sea­son, fin­ish­ing sev­enth in the Eng­land Track and Field Cham­pi­onships in Bed­ford at the week­end.

ForMees, still just 17 year­sold, it marked a giant leap for­ward to make a se­nior men’s fi­nal.

He qual­i­fied with a 1:53.1, be­fore clock­ing 1: 54.9 in a cagey, tac­ti­cal race.

“I felt re­ally good in the heats,” said the Coates-based ath­lete. “And to be hon­est, I felt okay in the fi­nal as well, it’s just they ran a lit­tle bit quicker than me along the back straight and I missed the move.”

“He was re­ally good,” said coach Paul Larkins. “It’s hard to stress enough just how amaz­ing it is for a teenager to make a fi­nal at this level. Cer­tainly it’ll turn a few heads.”

Two shot- put­ters from NeneVal­leyHar­ri­er­snar­rowly missed out on medals.

Martin Tin­kler fin­ished fourth in the se­nior men’s event with 14.21m while Re­becca Hall oc­cu­pied the same po­si­tion­inthe­se­nior­women’s com­pe­ti­tion with 12.56m.

Emma Hornsby ( Nene Val­ley) was fifth in the se­nior women’s long jump with 5.79m. Peter­bor­ough Athletic Club’s PaulLarkin­sclockedtheninth fastest mile in Bri­tain for an over 50-year-old when com­pet­ing in the Cam­bridgeshire county mile cham­pi­onships at St Ives.

“It wasquitepleas­ing,” said Larkins. “I hadn’t run a mile since 1993 and that was in 3:58.11 so to run 5:14 aged 53 was quite en­cour­ag­ing.”

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